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The Most Important Economic Stories of 2013—in 42 Graphs

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:33

Economics Professor Scott Sumner joins other economists, journalists, and think-tankers to share their expertise on the most significant economic moments of 2013. 

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How Fed Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zero

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 08:52

Economics Professor Scott Sumner provides insight on how the Federal Reserve Bank's recent decisions relate to his framework for nominal GDP targeting and what implications this will have for the U.S. economy. 

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A Victory, and a Test

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:37

Economics Professor Scott Sumner is credited for influencing the Federal Reserve's recent statement, which represented a subtle but perceptible shift in monetary policy strategy. 

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Meet The Blogger Who May Have Just Saved The American Economy

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:17

Economics Professor Scott Sumner is highlighted for his recent impact on the Federal Bank's actions through his economic blogging efforts and the influential attention The Money Illusion is generating. 

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Fewer Americans Form Households After Recession, Hampering Economic Recovery

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 10:07

Professor of Economics Scott Sumner's blog, The Money Illusion, is highlighted in an article focused on how American households are impacted by the recession. This story was also picked up by the Bangor Daily News

 

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Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Should Follow Milton Friedman's Lead and Set a Nominal Income Target

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 13:41

The Federal Reserve is urged to adopt a new monetary policy of targeting nominal income and Economics Professor Scott Sumner is highlighted as one of the early proponents of this policy.

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Money Bawl

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 13:37

Economics Professor Scott Sumner is highlighted for his widely debated theory concerning nominal GDP.

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Bentley Global Studies Chair Joni Seager Discusses Her Latest Book

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 13:57

Bentley Global Studies Department Chair and Professor Joni Seager and coauthor Cynthia Enloe discuss their comprehensive book on the myths and truths of the United States' economic wealth, religion, and poverty by each state.

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What Is NGDP?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 11:51

Economics Professor Scott Sumner, and author of the popular blog TheMoneyIllusion, is highlighted for being an early advocate of NGDP targeting, an economic strategy that is now gaining support.

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Explainer: What Did the Federal Reserve Promise?

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 14:08

Economics Professor Scott Sumner joins a discussion on Marketplace radio and offers his opinion on what the Fed should have done differently with its recent vow not to raise interest rates until 2013.

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